Wild Mann Photographic Competition: Call for Entries

– Posted on Tuesday 19th September 2023

Taking inspiration from Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the House of Manannan, Manx National Heritage is delighted to announce the launch of the ‘Wild Mann’, a new photographic competition celebrating the Isle of Man’s natural environment.

Professional and non-professional photographers, of all ages, from all over the world, are invited to join the contest by entering their best nature photographs of the Isle of Man.

Participants have until midnight on 4 March 2024 to submit their entries for consideration by a panel of expert judges including photographers and conservation advocates.  The results will be revealed at an awards ceremony and exhibition opening in time for Manx Wildlife Week 2024 at the Manx Museum in Douglas.

Laura McCoy, Curator for Natural History at Manx National Heritage said:

“The public reaction to Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the House of Manannan has been outstanding. We are keen to build on this success through inviting entrants to ‘Wild Mann’, our very own Nature Photographic Competition and we are looking forward to seeing the winning entrants exhibited at the Manx Museum”.

There are seven categories in the adult competition (i) Plants and Fungi, (ii) Mammals; (iii) Birds; (iv) Invertebrates; (v) Land and Sea; (vi) Underwater and (vi) Macro, whilst the Junior Competition consists of the three categories (i) 10 Years and Under; (ii) 11 – 14 Years; and (iii) 15 – 17 Years.  The Overall Winner will receive a grand prize of £250 in vouchers.  Judges will consider technical merit, content and composition, imagination and style.

The aim of the competition is to celebrate the natural world, so we are not accepting images featuring farm animals, family pets, and/or cultivated plants and no wildlife must be harmed in the taking of a photo.

Entries must be submitted in digital format as JPEGs, saved at a high-quality setting of at least 3000 pixels along the longest dimension or 180 pixels per inch (ppi). No borders, watermarks or signatures should be included.

Entry forms and details on how to enter are available on  Completed entry forms and entries should be submitted via to


Image caption:

Laura McCoy, Curator for Natural History at Manx National Heritage

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